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Leather Bound Books24 of 68Beautiful old books from 1748 and 1831History of the United States, 1876
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    Posted 5 years ago

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    I just bought this at a yard,oops, estate sale yesterday! It appears to be some sort of a ships stores log ? Perhaps it is just a personal log.

    It is 14 inches by 6 inches and leather bound. It is unusual in that it is written in both from the front and from the back. When I say "from the back" I mean that if you hold it with the spine to your right hand and open it as you would a Japanese or Hebrew book there are entries. The middle section of the book is devoid of writing.

    The back cover has the words Bristol Maine written on it. The front cover is blank.

    The predominant name in the book seems to be Samuel Tucker. ??? ???

    The entries are from 1789 to the 1830's.

    Mystery Solved


    1. SEAN68 SEAN68, 5 years ago
      wow!!! and wow!!!!!!!!
    2. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      Yes, that's his receipt book. Very nice.

      T A
    3. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 5 years ago
      Thanks all for the "love". Thanks TubeAmp for the info. So apparently I have stumbled across the receipt book of a man who was given his Naval Commission by George Washington! A man who captured more enemy guns at sea than any other during the American Revolution. I'm thinking it must be worth twice the $5 I paid for it!!!
    4. ramma ramma, 5 years ago
      That was a nice find
      I think it could be more worth then the 10 $ you suggest, way more
    5. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 5 years ago
      Thanks ramma and race4four. Rama, lol, I think you're right!
    6. TubeAmp TubeAmp, 5 years ago
      This was a sad time for him. You can read about his troubles:

      T A
    7. clockerman clockerman, 5 years ago
      Great find.
      Very nice slice of History
    8. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 5 years ago
      Thanks ho2cultcha and clockerman. Thanks TA for the site.
    9. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 5 years ago
      This has been most interesting. The largest part of his papers is at the Houghton Library at Harvard. I spoke with the president of the Bremen Historical Society in Maine and he was at the old Samuel Tucker farm when I called!

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